Join guest tutor and printmaker Bronte Adam for a 2day workshop learning the skills to create a multi coloured linocut print using the jigsaw method.
Linocut is a relief printing technique in which a linoleum block is cut into using a sharp gouge tool. The block is then inked with a roller and impressed onto paper, either by hand by burnishing on the back of the paper, or with a press. This particular technique for producing a multi-coloured relief print involves separating areas of different colours within one block.
Over the course of the two days, you will be guided through designing, cutting, block separation, mixing coloured inks and hand printing to execute your very own unique print.
The course is aimed at giving you freedom of creativity, whilst understanding the limitations, in order for you to achieve your desired small edition of final art prints.
Your tutor : Bronte Adam
Bronte Adam is a printmaker who specialises in relief printing, her preferred method being lino and woodblock. Bronte particularly enjoys the challenge of carving intricate details into her print blocks which she combines with multi coloured separation, giving her clean and vibrant prints. Her prints bring to life galah cockatoos perched in eucalyptus trees or plump ripe grapefruits nestled among leaves. Bronte studied printed textiles and surface pattern design at Leeds Arts University. She has worked both as a freelance artist and as a commercial designer, producing prints for home textiles. She currently practices from her studio at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds.
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher or are looking to push their printmaking practice further.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment.
What do I need to prepare beforehand?
Students should consider some imagery and rough idea’s to work from initially, animals, birds and plant life are particularly successful subjects to work with on this course. You might bring some sketches or reference imagery, photos, books etc. to work from when developing your image.
The course runs over two days, the first day will focus on drawing and designing your print and then cutting and carving the lino block. Cutting is a considered, slow and mindful process which means it can run into the second day depending on the complexities of your image – but that’s ok. The following day will focus on separating your coloured elements in the block. Mixing your inks and exploring the process and joy of hand printing!
After attending a taster session, you will be able to join WYPW as a member to continue to practice the skills you have learned. Sign up for membership within one month of attending the course and you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: